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Black cotton Bambi

Added Sep 25, 2010

by tanitisis

Calgary, Canada






I need nighties. I think the Bambi pattern actually has just about every feature I could ask for in a nightie pattern—-empire waist, princess-seamed bust pieces, elastic back but smooth front, pleats beneath the bust… it’s just lovely. I didn’t opt for the flutter-sleeves.

Unfortunately it’s black, so it’s hard to see details in the pictures.

Discussion of construction, etc. on my blog

Material Notes

A soft black cotton with textured striping woven in.




Garment Type
Classic, Romantic

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    Sep 26, 2010, 06.58 AMby helluvaguy

    This looks lovely. Is you fabric a bit elastic and is the shirring in the back giving enough width to get in? I tried it once, but found a zipper to be necessary.

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    • Anthgirl_tiny_large

      Sep 26, 2010, 02.04 PMby tanitisis

      There is no stretch at all to the fabric. It is a bitof a wriggle to get in… This seems to be a common problem with this pattern. Making the elastic part wider relative to the back would probably help. :)

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      Sep 27, 2010, 06.24 AMby helluvaguy

      Thanks TanitIsis, I’ve tried to make the shirring wide enough, but then the fabric stuck out in the back which looked like a chute. I’ll probably do this pattern with a seam zipper in the side.

    • Anthgirl_tiny_large

      Sep 27, 2010, 03.22 PMby tanitisis

      Aaah, I see. maybe that would only work in a softer fabric, then. Or perhaps if you made the back piece more rectangular, keeping the original hem width. I might try that next time.

      Another thought that crossed my mind was putting a continuous-lap slit in the front between/below the bust pieces, closing with a button between the bust. That would give a little bit of extra wiggle room. I just don’t like the idea of a zipper in sleepwear (for me).

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    Sep 26, 2010, 03.11 AMby carolyn-s

    It turned out great! very short ;D Well done!

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